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jim mckeon
  • Edmonds, WA
  • United States
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  • Joshua Hyatt
  • Tim Matyn
  • Phil Lampman
  • Glenn D. Raymond
  • Jere Heiser
  • bob jensen
  • Steve Compton

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jim mckeon is attending David D. Williams's event

3rd Annual Roger Newton Memorial R/C Model Show. Sponsored by Unlimiteds Unanimous at Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

February 12, 2011 from 10am to 4pm
One of our most popular winter events is the Roger Newton R/C show. Several different clubs put on displays at the museum beautiful scale R/C hydros. Admission is $5
Feb 4, 2011
jim mckeon joined Glenn D. Raymond's group

1958 Miss Bardahl

This group is dedicated to all the former drivers and anybody who likes the first successful Miss Bardahl. Photo of Billy Schumacher driving at Seafair 2001 by Jon Osterberg.See More
Dec 8, 2010
jim mckeon joined Jere Heiser's group

1967 Miss Budweiser

The Hydroplane & Raceboat Museum's 1967 Miss Budwieser was built by Les Staudacher in 1962 for Shirley Mendelson McDonald. She ran in 1962 and 1963 as the Notre Dame. In 1965 the boat was renamed Shu-Shu.In 1967, the 4th Miss Budweiser crashed in Tampa Florida, killing Bill Brow. Bernie Little bought the Shu-Shu and turned her into the 5th Miss Budweiser. She was driven by Mike Thomas and won the British Columbia Cup in Kelowna BC. The boat was replaced by the famous Ed Karelsen-built hull…See More
Dec 8, 2010
jim mckeon joined Steve Compton's group

1977 Atlas Van Lines

Construction updates as the famous "Blue Blaster" is restored to her original racing condition. Updates by Don Mock and Phil Lampman - Photos by Phil LampmanSee More
Dec 8, 2010
jim mckeon and Jere Heiser are now friends
Dec 1, 2010
jim mckeon replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"I hope I am not interfering with Phil's response time so I will be quick. Maybe I'm selfish but I'm much more interested in bringing back "a Sunday of racing" in Seattle rather than anywhere else. I'd like to see this…"
Nov 27, 2010
jim mckeon and Joshua Hyatt are now friends
Nov 15, 2010
jim mckeon is attending David D. Williams's event

2nd Annual Mahogany & Merlot at Lake Chelan, Washington

September 30, 2011 to October 2, 2011
Great food, great wine and great boats! A running exhibition of vintage unlimiteds and limited inboards along with beautify classic runabouts in the heart of the Washington's wine country at the hight of the wine crush.
Nov 9, 2010
jim mckeon is now friends with Phil Lampman, Glenn D. Raymond and Steve Compton
Oct 29, 2010
Tim Matyn and jim mckeon are now friends
Oct 28, 2010
jim mckeon replied to Tim Matyn's discussion what needs to be done to increase the fan base and popularity of unlimited hydroplane racing
"Having only visited Tri-Cities and Seattle for hydro races I am limited with observing these two sites and how they have changed. Both these sites still appear to draw a large number of fans. The events are both "managed" events by Seafair…"
Oct 28, 2010
jim mckeon is now a member of Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Oct 22, 2010

Profile Information

What is your favorite hydroplane?
U-12 Maverick
Who is our favorite hydroplane driver?
Bill Brow

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At 11:09am on December 9, 2010, George C. Deering said…
Thank you again for your support. You look very official in your profile picture. George
At 10:36pm on October 28, 2010, Tim Matyn said…
I agree completely with your comments! With only 10-12 boats these races should all be one day events, just like they were in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. And the time schedule needs to be tightened up,even if that puts a little more pressure on the teams. In Detroit the crowds have slowly decreased, and most of the people who sit where I do, at the start finish line, don't even show up on Saturday, even though the tickets are $125.00 each. But unless they're die-hard fans like me why should they? The preliminary heats on Saturday are generally meaningless in terms of the final outcome, and all of the supporting events are the same on both days. And the don't even give you anything to eat or drink on Saturday!
Hopefully somebody from H1 is reading these comments.

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